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Peter Moores upbeat after a taste of winning feeling

England coach Peter Moores was glad to put a disappointing winter behind him and bask in the "euphoria" of a hard fought Test win against the West Indies.

The tourists claimed a nine-wicket victory on the last day in Grenada, defeating both their opponents and a lifeless pitch to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series.

It has been several long months since the side last celebrated with such enthusiasm, following a poor run in the one-day game that culminated in World Cup humiliation.

Moores said: "It was a great win and a great feeling.

"In many ways it felt like a reward for all the hard work that you've seen going on by the players and the coaches, everybody.

"It all comes through and you can feel the euphoria of the win, especially when it wasn't expected as much and we knew it would be very tough on that pitch.

"It is a great release. It was fantastic, and it was great to see everybody enjoying themselves. We came back to the hotel, there were lots of fans there and it was great. It is a big series because we've had a tough winter of one-day cricket, so to try and to get people thinking positively about English cricket is key."

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